Celebrating the award-winning productions of director Trevor Nunn, concertgoers can expect to hear tunes from Les Misérables, Aspects of Love, Cats, Chess, My Fair Lady, Porgy and Bess, Sunset Boulevard, Anything Goes, Starlight Express, South Pacific, The Baker's Wife, Nicholas Nickleby and Oklahoma! Hugh Wooldridge will direct the evening, which will also feature musical direction by David Firman. In a statement, Wooldridge said, "This evening is a must for all who love musicals. Come along again and join in the fun. Come and raise the roof of The Royal Albert Hall." According to London Theatre Guide on-line, those scheduled to perform at the May 4 evening (8 PM) include Judy Kuhn, who will sing "Someone Else's Story," which she premiered in the Broadway production of Chess; Philip Quast, who will offer Les Miz's "Stars"; Sally Ann Triplett, who will belt out Cole Porter's Anything Goes showstopper, "Blow Gabriel Blow"; Alan Campbell, who will deliver the title song from Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard; Alex Jennings, who will admit that "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face"; Kelli James, who will sing the Cats anthem, "Memory"; and Lauren Kennedy, who will explain that she's a girl who "Cain't Say No." Others expected to take part in the one-night-only event include Aled Jones, Teri Bibb, Leigh Constantine, Tiffany Graves, Alexis Owen Hobbs, Alexandra Jay, Annette McLaughlin, Rebecca Thornhill, Michael McCarthy and Tommy Korberg.
The Night of 1000 Voices will benefit the Alan Jay Lerner Fund for Cancer Research at The Royal Marsden Hospital and the Variety Club Children's Charity. The Royal Albert Hall is located in London at Kensington Gore. Tickets, priced between £17.50 and £49.50, are available by calling 011 44 020 8398 5513 or by visiting the Royal Albert Hall's website at www.royalalberthall.com.